FC Dordrecht

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FC Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht.png
Full nameFootball Club Dordrecht
Nickname(s)Schapenkoppen (Sheep heads)
FoundedAugust 16, 1883; 129 years ago (1883-08-16)
GroundGN Bouw Stadion,
Dordrecht
(capacity: 4,100)
ChairmanNetherlands Ad Heijsman
ManagerNetherlands Harry van den Ham
LeagueEerste Divisie
2011–12Eerste Divisie, 10th
Home colours
Away colours
 
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FC Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht.png
Full nameFootball Club Dordrecht
Nickname(s)Schapenkoppen (Sheep heads)
FoundedAugust 16, 1883; 129 years ago (1883-08-16)
GroundGN Bouw Stadion,
Dordrecht
(capacity: 4,100)
ChairmanNetherlands Ad Heijsman
ManagerNetherlands Harry van den Ham
LeagueEerste Divisie
2011–12Eerste Divisie, 10th
Home colours
Away colours

FC Dordrecht is a football club from the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie.

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History

Founded on 16 August 1883 as Dordrechtsche Football Club (DFC), it became a professional club in 1954 upon the introduction of professional football to the Netherlands. The next significant event was in 1972, at which time the professional and amateur branches of DFC Dordrecht severed their ties. The amateur branch remained DFC Dordrecht, while its professional counterpart became simply FC Dordrecht. Following their reorganisation in 1979 (which led to a change in name to Drechtsteden'79 (DS'79) - referring to the region Drechtsteden), the club was promoted to the Eredivisie in 1983. This however was not to last and was immediately followed by a relegation back to the Eerste Divisie. They went back up to the Eredivisie in 1988/1989 season.

In 1990, another investor gave the club its third name of Dordrecht'90. The club just missed promotion to the Eredivisie in 1991, but was finally admitted when Dordrecht'90 surprisingly merged with neighbouring Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging (SVV) of Schiedam. The club used the name of SVV/Dordrecht'90 for two seasons, but in 1993, the 'SVV' was dropped and the club was renamed Dordrecht'90. Finally in 2002, the club was again renamed, to the name it bore from 1972 to 1979: FC Dordrecht and that is how the name stands today. For a number of years it was one of the clubs with the lowest average attendance of all Dutch professional teams.[1] Undoubtedly the most famous player to wear a Dordrecht shirt was Johan Cruijff, who played 3 friendly matches for the club in January 1981.

Honours

Domestic results

Below is a table with FC Dordrecht's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.

Current squad

As of 1 August 2012

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2012

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
NetherlandsGKWarner Hahn
NetherlandsGKNiels Konijnenburg
NetherlandsGKRamon Lujano Benevides
TogoDFMawouna Amevor
NetherlandsDFRoderick Gielisse
NetherlandsDFRick de Graaf
NetherlandsDFReinier den Hoed
Cape VerdeDFJosimar Lima
NetherlandsDFObi Onyeike
NetherlandsDFRicardo Samoender
NetherlandsDFJohan Versluis
NetherlandsMFAdnan Alisic
NetherlandsMFGiovano Godeken
No.PositionPlayer
NetherlandsMFWilmer Kousemaker (captain)
NetherlandsMFRogier Molhoek
NetherlandsMFDavi Lizardo
NetherlandsMFDanny Post
NetherlandsMFJeffrey Rijsdijk
NetherlandsMFBjörn Vlasbom
NetherlandsFWMoussa Kalisse (on loan from Excelsior)
NetherlandsFWIngmar Maayen
NetherlandsFWJesse Mayele
NetherlandsFWGarry Mendes Rodrigues (on loan from ADO Den Haag)
NetherlandsFWMichael Potkamp
NetherlandsFWLars Veldwijk (on loan from FC Utrecht)

References

  1. ^ Historical attendances Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite

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